In Thailand, I think health informatics is another emerging field in the Thai healthcare system. After we have the electronic medical record and plan to have a 5G organization. It’s time for informaticians to gathering all data that we have, to creates new things in order to improve patient center care, health care transformation and create a better health information system.
In most places, we implemented the IT systems that help the health care professionals to have a good coordination. However, The big challenges still remain. It’s all about how to apply a health informatics knowledge for health care system transformation to improve health care efficiency, decrease the duplicate work, reduce the gap and loss between process in health care services, especially for the personal health record sharing between hospital should be happening for seamless patient’s transfer.
Moreover, big changes in health care practices will coming so soon. The health care practices will not only targeted for the best care for each patient but also seeks the optimum management in terms of health economics and the system based health care practices. Informatics can help much in this issue and it will be another big challenge to gather data to improve the whole health care practice in Thailand.